Learning is not limited to the classroom. At SIT, we encourage you to venture out of your comfort zone and brave new challenges to deepen and broaden your learning journey.
Barring any unexpected developments to the COVID-19 pandemic, approval has been granted for the resumption of the following overseas programmes:
The Overseas Exposure Programme (OEP) and International Internship Programme (IIP) will remain suspended till further notice.
Please refer to Global Experience – COVID-19 FAQ for more information.
For students pursuing SIT-conferred and joint degree programmes, you will get a chance to participate in the Overseas Integrated Work Study Programme (OIWSP) and other optional programmes, such as the Overseas Exposure Programme (OEP) and International Internship Programme (IIP).
For students pursuing joint or Overseas University (OU) undergraduate programmes, the compulsory* Overseas Immersion Programme (OIP) will provide greater learning experiences through international exposure. You will get to interact with your university professors and mentors while experiencing life abroad with your fellow overseas counterparts.
*This excludes students in the joint Food Technology programme with Massey University. Students may complete their Final-Year Project in the form of OIP in New Zealand, subject to placement availability. Students who do not attend the OIP will be required to complete a paper of equivalent weightage in Singapore.
The Integrated Work Study Programme (IWSP) is a distinctive applied learning feature of SIT, which allows our work-ready undergraduates to be immersed in a real-life work environment for an extended period of eight to 12 months. The Overseas Integrated Work Study Programme (OIWSP) is the overseas equivalent of IWSP. Under the national ambits outlined in the Committee on the Future Economy (CFE) strategies, students are encouraged to acquire global insight and immerse themselves in the regional industries.
SIT works with global and regional partners to deploy our students for OIWSP. If your organisation is interested to consider a work-ready SIT student for work attachment at your overseas location, please contact our Global Experience Division GED@Singaporetech.edu.sg.
For more information, please download the OIWSP Brochure here.
The Overseas Immersion Programme (OIP) is compulsory for all students pursuing Joint or OU Undergraduate Programmes. These programmes are designed to provide greater learning experiences, including lectures, hands-on project work, workshops, and industry visits at the OU. Students will get to interact with their university professors and mentors, while experiencing life abroad with their fellow overseas counterparts. Participation in OIP will be reflected in students' Record of Achievement (ROA).
OVERSEAS UNIVERSITY PARTNER
ESTIMATED COST RANGE (S$)
DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore
11,500 - 12,500
4,000 - 5,000
Technical University of Munich
12 – 21weeks4
8,000 - 15,000
The Culinary Institute of America
8,500 - 9,500
The Glasgow School of Art
4,500 - 5,500
Trinity College Dublin
2 – 9 weeks4, 6
3,000 - 9,000
University of Glasgow
3 – 4 weeks4
University of Liverpool
8,000 - 10,000
Note: Costs are estimates and are dependent on prevailing currency exchange rates and flight ticket prices.
1 This excludes students in the joint Food Technology programme with Massey University. Students may complete their Final-Year Project in the form of OIP in New Zealand, subject to placement availability. Students who do not attend the OIP will be required to complete a paper of equivalent weightage in Singapore.2 Degree is awarded jointly by SIT and SIT’s overseas university partner.3 Degree is awarded solely by SIT’s overseas university partner.4 The actual OIP duration is programme-specific.5 The number of students attending OIP in New Zealand is subject to placement availability. Students who do not attend the OIP will be required to complete a paper of equivalent weightage in Singapore.6 The OIP for the four-year joint Physiotherapy programme and the Professional Conversion Programme for Physiotherapists (Accelerated) with Trinity College Dublin is two weeks.
The Overseas Exposure Programme (OEP) aims to help students to learn best practices in the industry, gain cross-cultural awareness, and broaden their horizons. It is an optional component of SIT’s undergraduate degree programmes. OEP is programme-specific and is usually held over the trimester breaks, lasting for about a week. Participation in OEP will be reflected in a student’s Record of Achievement.
Students on both OIP and OEP are eligible to apply for financial aid and will be notified of the application period and procedures nearer the date of the programme.
The Student Exchange Programme (SEP) aims to enrich students with an overseas studying and living experience through one of SIT’s Overseas University (OU) partners. Typical exchange duration is for one trimester/semester and credit transfer will be arranged.
SIT travel insurance will cover trip cancellation cost if Singapore MFA issued travel curtailment advisory against the OIP destination. We strongly advise that you quickly do the following:
Please submit the following documents via AXA portal (https://www.axa.com.sg/customer-care/claim-forms/travel) so as to enable the Insurer to assess this claim in accordance to the Policy Terms and Conditions:
Please note that AXA will still have to review and assess the claims subject to the policy terms, conditions and exclusions. Thereafter please e-mail a set of the submitted documents to CChen@sg.howdengroup.com for Howden’s records.
Contact for general enquires and claims
SIT can provide you with an official letter to support your cancellation requests to the various service providers. Please email SIT Global Experience Division at GED@singaporetech.edu.sg if you need an official letter or any assistance.